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    Michael Waldron's having a bit of a streak.

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    Watched a few episodes of 9 Perfect Strangers last night. Hell of a cast. Jury's still out on whether it's watchable though. At this pont it's just kind of bulbbling along without really letting us know where it's going. I only mention the show because it's always odd when you have two shows or movies that come out at the same time that are on very similar territory. On the surface this one looks an awful lot like The White Lotus. Unpleasant rich white people on holiday and the people who serve and despise them.

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    Brand New Cherry Flavour. One thing that can be said for sure about this show, the people behind it are big fans of Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive. I'm 3 episodes into this. I'm kinda, sorta entertained. It's sorta Lynch for angsty teenage girls. Which sounds bloody horrible, and I guess it is. Maybe if I described it as a cross between planet Terror and Lynch, which it also sorta feels like, it would sound more palatable. It's not like you get a lot of horror on tv. Plus my cats love this show. The main character keeps vomiting kittens and its driving my cats berserk. They spend most of the show stalking the tv. Wandering round the back to see if the kittens have escaped back there when they leave the screen. Which just doubles the entertainment.

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    Okay maybe I was being too harsh on this show. Episode 4 has some scenes Cronenberg wished he'd had the balls to shoot. I don’t want to spoil it but you know the bio ports in Existenz? They allowed Cronenberg to get a bit naughty in a mainstream film. BNCF takes that that stuff to another level.
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    Plus my cats love this show.

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    Finished the first couple of seasons of TIN STAR. First season is pretty much flawless cat programming for my brain: a cop that dangles string! Tim Roth is magnificent. Second season struggles to come down and get back up. First couple of episodes are what the travel industry used to call a repositioning cruise: a one-way necessity trip back from the exotic ports to some place we can start again; all the same ocean breezes and Legionnaires' but the navigation feels a little necessary. Halfway through the second episode Tim Roth has a joy of a scene ("A'right?"), and I was in again. It's still a bit of a mess, but the shagginess helps the feel, and I'll be looking for Season 3 to hit Canada.

    Tim Roth does a thing where he looks like Stan Laurel having just eaten a wax apple that I like. L&H shoulda done more of this kind of thing.

    Ammonites,hahaha.

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    It should have only been one season. I'm glad you liked it! Yeah ammonites is hilarious lol.
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    British shows really need to learn how to tell their Anabaptists from their fossilized molluscs. It's surprisingly easy to research this.

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    I can't not see Tim Roth as Stan Laurel now. Good call. The worse part about season 2 is the lack of Tim Roth through huge swaths of it, focusing on the Amish family instead.

    I didn't care for what happened to the trio of women in season 2 either. That was my favorite arc of the first season. After coming together for such a great scene near the end of season 1 they were all kind of forgotten and wasted in season 2.
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    Currently watching Steve Rinella trap and cook beaver on MeatEater while I grilled shrimp. He gave a full history on beaver trapping and how certain foods that used to be staples are now looked down on. This outlook only changed when fashion in France pivoted away from using beaver pelt. Prior to this beaver trapping drove western expansion.
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